Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806

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Chief Justice of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to William Parsons, 1750 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663645

Edward Shippen was Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768.

From the description of Docket of cases, 1764-1765. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616293

From the description of Receipts, 1754-1789. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122579002

From the guide to the Edward Shippen receipts, 1754-1789, 1754-1789, (American Philosophical Society)

Edward Shippen was a jurist and a member of a prominent Philadelphia, Pa. family.

From the description of Cash book, 1746-1806 (inclusive), 1764-1806 (bulk). (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122684116

Philadelphia mayor.

From the description of ALS : Lancaster, Pa., to Alexander James Dallas, 1805 Jan. 28. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610836

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Joseph Shippen, Jr., 1788 June 26. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122645547

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Edward Shippen, 1758 Aug. 18. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489386

Alexander Hunter was a paymaster in the Pennsylvania Provincial troops.

Edward Shippen was Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768.

From the guide to the Docket of cases, 1764-1765, 1763-1765, (American Philosophical Society)

The prominent Philadelphian Edward Shippen was born on February 16, 1729, to Edward Shippen and Sarah Plumley Shippen. A moderate loyalist during the Revolution, Edward Shippen served as judge in Philadelphia until 1791, when he became associate justice for the state supreme court. From 1799 until his death in 1804, he served as Chief Justice for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. One of his daughters, Margaret, married Benedict Arnold; another, Elizabeth, married Shippen's friend and business associate, Edward Burd.

James Burd was born in Scotland in 1726, moved to Pennsylvania, married Sarah Shippen (1731-1784) in 1748, and died in 1793. His son Edward Burd (1750-1833) rose to the rank of major in Haller's Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp in 1776, and was taken prisoner at Long Island that same year. After Edward’s release, ill health prevented his reentering the service, and he returned to his legal practice. He served with great distinction as prothonotary of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1778-1806). Edward married Elizabeth Shippen (b. 1754), daughter of Edward Shippen, in 1778. Their son, Edward Shippen Burd (1779-1856), became a specialist in property law.

William Tilghman (1756 -- 1827) was a Maryland born lawyer and Politian who succeeded Edward Shippen as Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1804.

From the guide to the Burd-Shippen papers, 1738-1847, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

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referencedIn Shippen family. Papers, 1749-1860. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806. Docket book, 1779-1780. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, ca. 1703-1781. Shippen family collection, 1750-1810 (bulk1750-1783) Princeton University Library
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to William Parsons, 1750 Aug. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lancaster history, 1941-1947. Lancaster County Historical Society
referencedIn Burd family. Papers of the Burd-Shippen family, 1717-1898. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995, (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Shippen, William, 1736?-1808. William Shippen papers, 1752-1780. Library of Congress
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806. ALS : Lancaster, Pa., to Alexander James Dallas, 1805 Jan. 28. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Shippen, Joseph, 1732-1810. Papers of Joseph Shippen, 1727-1783. Library of Congress
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806. Cash book, 1746-1806 (inclusive), 1764-1806 (bulk). Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801. Papers, 1765-1886 (inclusive), 1775-1806 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Shippen family. Papers, 1749-1899. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Chew, Benjamin, 1722-1810. Estate papers, 1776-1904. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1765-1886 (inclusive), 1775-1806 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Shippen family. Real property surveys, 1741-1831, [n.d.]. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Ross, George, 1730-1779. Letter to Edward Shippen, 1756 March 12. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Sellers family. Business records, 1774-1834 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Docket of cases, 1764-1765, 1763-1765 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806. Report of the trial of John Cadwalader, Huntingdon, Pa. : manuscript, 1798 May 12. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806. Docket of cases, 1764-1765. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts (continuation record), 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
creatorOf Edward Shippen receipts, 1754-1789, 1754-1789 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Holstein, Leonard. An inventory of the goods and chattles [sic], rights and credits of Le[o]nard Holstein, late of Heidelberg Township in the County of Lancaster, deceased, 1757-1760. Millersville University Library, McNairy Library
creatorOf Burd-Shippen papers, 1738-1847 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806. Receipts, 1754-1789. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806. Receipts, 1769-1770. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Real property surveys, 1741-1831, [n.d.], n.d. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806. ALS : Philadelphia, to Edward Shippen, 1758 Aug. 18. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Shippen family. Papers, 1701-1856. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Shippen family. Papers 1757-1961, bulk 1760-1800. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Marshall, John. [Edward Shippen and Mary Shippen McIlvaine genealogy] / created by John Marshall. New Jersey State Library
creatorOf Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806. ALS : Philadelphia, to Joseph Shippen, Jr., 1788 June 26. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
creatorOf Morris, Israel, 1741-1806. Receipt, 1756 Feb. 14. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Penn, William, 1644-1718. Records of the proprietary government, 1629-1828. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Kuntz, Philip, d. 1764. Letter of administration : including last will and testament, 1764. Millersville University Library, McNairy Library
creatorOf Burd, James, 1726-1793. Burd-Shippen papers, 1738-1847. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Colonial-Revolutionary manuscripts, 1738-1808. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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associatedWith Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839 person
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associatedWith Cuvier, Georges, Baron, 1769-1832 person
associatedWith Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817, person
associatedWith Darlington, William, 1782-1863 person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 person
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associatedWith Harding, Warren G. person
associatedWith Holstein, Leonard. person
associatedWith Huntar, Alexander. person
associatedWith Kuntz, Philip, d. 1764. person
associatedWith Marshall, John. person
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associatedWith Newcomb, Simon person
associatedWith Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727 person
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associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
associatedWith Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 person
associatedWith Ross, George, 1730-1779. person
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associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 person
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associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
associatedWith Tilghman, Willliam 1756 – 1827. person
associatedWith Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony person
associatedWith Yeates, Jasper, 1745-1817. person
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Pennsylvania
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Household supplies--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Court calendar
Agriculture
Women's history
Law--Cases
Business and Skilled Trades
Marriage and Family Life
Finance, Personal
Household supplies
Government Affairs
American Revolution
Law
Social Life and Customs
Real property
Real property--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Lawyers--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Fortification--Pennsylvania
American loyalists--Pennsylvania
Trade
Court calendars--Pennsylvania
Manuscripts, American
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Birth 1729-02-16

Death 1806-04-15

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